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C1865 Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour Cased, Alexander Henry Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine & Accessories. Sn 17472 17472The title Earl of Morton was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1458 for James Douglas of Dalkeith.…See More
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Just before 3am on 12 May 1824, a crew of Guards officers, wearing red and white broad striped jackets, straw hats and loose trousers, took to the water at Oxford’s Folly Bridge in a six-oared wherry. Among them was Edward Douglas, later Baron Penrhyn (left).They had come together to decide a bet between Captain Charles Short of the Coldstream Guards and Viscount Newry. Lord…See More
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The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.Our congratulations go to:Jonathan David DOUGLAS, Chief Executive, National Literacy Trust, who has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Education in LondonandErskine Decourtney DOUGLAS who has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Finance in London. He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Head of…See More
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Alexander Henry Martini Action Carbine, property of Earl of Morton, Conaglen

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 12:54 0 Comments

C1865 Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour Cased, Alexander Henry Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine & Accessories. Sn 17472…

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Edward Douglas rows the Thames

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Just before 3am on 12 May 1824, a crew of Guards officers, wearing red and white broad striped jackets, straw hats and loose trousers, took to the water at Oxford’s Folly Bridge in a six-oared wherry. Among them was Edward Douglas, later Baron Penrhyn (left).

They had come together to decide a bet between Captain Charles Short of the Coldstream Guards and…

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HM Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

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The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

Our congratulations go to:

Jonathan David DOUGLAS, Chief Executive, National Literacy Trust, who has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Education in London

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Erskine Decourtney DOUGLAS who has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Finance in London. He is an Accredited…

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Villa Douglas and Douglas House - two very different places in focus this week

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 12:35 1 Comment

Much of my research is in response to questions raised by researchers seeking information about their ancestors.  But from time to time I find myself assisting with background research for a book.

Douglas House School

Last week, I was asked about Mrs Owen-Williams, owner and head teacher of the Douglas House School, also known as the Old Vicarage, in Malvern, Worcestershire.  My interest was immediately aroused, because earlier in the week I had resumed my…

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Col Robert MacDonald of Inchkenneth married Mary Douglas of Grantham

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Col Robert MacDonald of Inchkenneth married Mary Douglas of Grantham in January 1801.  She was the daughter of Thomas Douglas, who originally engaged in mercantile pursuits (He worked in the cotton industry), he went on to reside at Grantham in Lincolnshire. Served as High Sheriff of that County in 1776.



He bred racehorses and was well…

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At 21:58 on October 1, 2020, Jennifer Drechen Spence said…

Thank you but I am looking for where he was born and birthdate as well as his parents.  He just appears in Virginia about 1700.  It’s like he jumped there from an unknown place.  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.  

At 20:42 on October 1, 2020, Timmy Douglass said…

William, thank you for the greeting and the information, but after I put the info in, I returned to studies and realized that I was relying on flawed data from a family member. The earliest ancestor I can follow is James David Douglass of Virginia born around 1723. His son John William was married to Mary Bryan whom upon John's death at the battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky(1782), married the surveyor Ralph Morgan. I have been working at this off and on for about 10 years and find it as satisfying as I do frustrating. I'm hoping that I can get some insight from my fellow Douglas'. Cheers.

Tim

At 17:15 on September 8, 2020, Terri Ward said…

Oh my gosh yes! This is my family! 

At 16:37 on September 2, 2020, Cynthia Freeman King said…

Hi William, Yes, I have been to the North Queen's Heritage Museum in NS during a few visits. I have the same picture of Milton Foster Douglas with my son beside it (his 3g grandfather). I am looking to confirm which James Douglas is John's father as there appear to be a few Jane and James in the Roxburgshire area of Scotland. It may not be possible to link them to any earlier Douglas(s) ancestors.  

At 5:51 on August 16, 2020, Michael A Douglas said…

 My DNA!!! Atleast I know in the Douglas ftdna project my kit is 925754 and I have 1 match r1b group95. I tested for Y111 but I noticed a huge DYS425 is 0 null which is rare, my match is also null. Everything about that null value is pointing to Ireland.  On all of FTDNA matching my closest for 111 is 8 gd away so FAR and is not a Douglas.

   On to the next, on familysearch (I've seen referenced on this site) it says Johan Rosie Douglas is my 4th cousin -2X. Going back to William 1780 and Ann Elder

he was by records only 13. I thought boys had to be 14 and girls 12 to marry.  I only mention it as I see questionable ages all the time what about anyone else?

 I descend from  Williams younger brother Alexander (1793) or Williams 2nd son (1795). I say that as the only piece of proof of Alexander in Milwaukee is a 1850 Census stating his age is 55. 

 

At 20:04 on August 11, 2020, David Douglas said…

Hi William, yes that's him and his father is mentioned on the headstone but is actually buried in the family plot at Trim. His brother George is also buried in Athboy as is his sister Elizabeth Rankin. Next row of graves. I have mowed the grass there many times! The next row has an Albert Douglas - not on our family tree, his father came from County Wicklow. 

At 14:08 on August 11, 2020, David Douglas said…

Hi William, thank for letting me join. The William Douglas you mention as leaving money in 2001 was my uncle. It was the posting by Alison Christine Hodgkiss that caught my attention. The Aaron Douglas she is looking for does not appear in my family tree although all the other Douglases that she mentions are there.

At 19:38 on July 31, 2020, Kevin Pascoe said…

Hiya William, thx for responding. Indeed, on first pass, I had taken it as true that Captain William was the father of Jane and the son of Rev. William but, upon closer inspection, I can find no evidence to support it. According to the documentation I've seen, Rev. William had only a daughter, no son.  Also, I cannot find evidence for a Captain William Douglas with the right dates, let alone one that died at the Battle of Quebec.  If anyone reading this post does have such information, please do let me know.  I would very much like this to be true, as the ancestry of Nicola Hunter can be traced back to King James II.  I fear however that it is not true. The only 'Douglas' I can find in documentation that is said to have died at the Battle of Quebec is Lieutenant John Douglas from the 78th (Fraser's) Highland Rangers. He was said to have been shot through the arm and to have died from his injuries.  I am having difficulty however in further tracing Lieutenant John back. I think he travelled with the Rangers from Scotland in 1757, met Jane's mother locally, Jane was born in 1758, her mother died in childbirth and Lieut. John died 1 year later - making the tracing of ancestry very difficult..!  Whether or not this is what actually happened I have no idea, but it is the only plausible explanation I've so far found evidence to support.   Do you have any suggestions William as to where I can find additional information on Lieutenant John (Fraser's Highland Rangers)..?

At 9:25 on July 31, 2020, Kevin Pascoe said…

Hello again William.  May I ask what it is that occasions you to think that Rev. William Douglas might be the grandfather of Jane..?

At 15:40 on July 30, 2020, Kevin Pascoe said…

Hello William - apologies if I'm doing this incorrectly (first time of using).  Thank you for your comment. The answer is yes, it is Jane from Louisburg. As I understand it, she was born at Louisburg Fortress in 1758. Sadly, her mother (unknown to me) died in childbirth. I have her father as Captain William Douglas who fought with Maj.Gen.James Wolfe at the Battle of Louisburg, and died in 1759 (when Jane was 1 year old) at the Battle of Quebec. Jane married 3 times: Thomas Condon Mellish (in 1774), George Greatoe c.1781/2 and, John Burhoe / Brehaut 1787.  I am not presently sure that her father was indeed Captain William, or that her grandfather was Rev. William.  I see that you've sent some more links, so I'll now go take a look at them.  Thank you.

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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